PLAN YOUR PERFECT DAY
ON THE WATER.

Hourly Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals on the Napa River

Calm water, warm weather, stunning scenery and no crowds. All come standard with every rental, so planning the perfect outing is a breeze. Simply choose an option below ... and we'll see you on the river!

Oxbow Preserve Napa River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

 

OXBOW PRESERVE

  Available April 1, 2022  

Perfect for beginners, families and anyone looking for an easy escape on the water.

Explore the renaissance of Downtown Napa and the Oxbow Preserve at your own pace. Stop for a picnic lunch and a swim, or enjoy a post-paddle Tahitian punch at Wilfred's Tiki Lounge. Along the way spot river otter, great blue heron and a variety of native birds that inhabit this forested, riparian corridor where saltwater marsh meets freshwater forest.  UPDATE:  We advise paddling Kennedy Park or Carneros wetlands during the winter months, or until leaves return to this forested northern reach.


Kennedy Park Napa River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

 

KENNEDY PARK

 Winter Sunset Paddling Friday- Sunday   

Ideal for families and paddlers looking to connect with the natural environment.

Home to the richest wildlife experience on the Napa River during winter & spring.  Paddle along a restored estuary just a few miles south of downtown with sweeping views of Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and Coombsville.  Paddle up river to Tannery Bend showcasing amazing sunset views or down river to Horseshoe Slough where you may explore the intricacies of the wetlands; home to otter, bald eagle, red-tail hawk and Perrigin falcon often hunting harvest mice particularly after rain events.  TIP:  This location is particularly enjoyable during Winter sunset or following rain events.


Cuttings Wharf Napa River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

 

CARNEROS

 Winter Sunset Paddling Friday- Sunday 

Ride the tide from Carneros champagne region to downtown

Ride a relaxed current with gentle breeze at your back for the duration of this one- way adventure. Or, paddle round-trip to Brazos Bridge during the sunset hour to enjoy a colorful, pastel backdrop with Mt. Tam on the horizon.  Join us this winter and connect with nature here in the cooler-climate 'champagne' region of Napa Valley.   Along the way you may spot river otter and a variety of native & migratory birds that inhabit this critical habitat where tidal wetlands blend into the Napa River Valley.

PRICING

2-hour minimum rental. $89/half day  $109/full day  *add $10 for Tandem

 

$35/hr
PADDLEBOARD

$35/hr
KAYAK

$40/hr
TANDEM KAYAK

$40/hr
FISHING KAYAK

How do you want to paddle?

Kayak or paddleboard? Single or double? Dogs or kids? Whatever your needs and paddling preference, we've got you covered with premium equipment from brands we love. 

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Inflatable Paddleboards

No oversized pool toys here. Only premium inflatables from POP Paddle Co, Kahuna and Red Paddle Co that offer a smooth, stable ride.

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Rigid Paddleboards

Try our standard "surf style" cruiser from POP and Glide or upgrade to a displacement hull board.

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Single Kayaks

Our premium sit-atop kayaks offer comfort and stability perfect for flat water paddling. 

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Tandem (Double) Kayaks

Ride in comfort with 2 adults and a child on a premium sit-atop kayak from Vibe or Crescent.

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Fishing Kayaks & Boards

Our fishing fleet includes the full lineup from Vibe: Cubera 120, Shearwater 125 & Yellowfin tandem fishing kayaks – all fully-outfitted with rod holders, bungee straps, paddle seating and dry wells.

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Monster Paddleboard!

The Monster Bru is a massive 4-person board and holds 2 adults + 2 kids or 3 adults comfortably. Great for one-way or round-trip paddles. And yes, it's as fun as it looks!

The Bay Area's best kept secret.

There's no better place to enjoy an amazing day on the water.

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Easy.

The perfect spot for beginners, kids and anyone looking for effortless outdoor fun.

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Safe.

Calm, clean water and lots of it. Leave rough currents, heavy boat traffic and fog behind.

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Crowd-free.

Surround yourself with wildlife, not wild crowds. You'll have the river all to yourself.

 

Words cannot explain how amazing the Napa Valley Paddle experience was ... perfect for everyone to enjoy. We will be back to try paddleboarding!

 

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We paddled past downtown and saw lots of birds. Service was friendly & efficient and we felt well taken care of! Can’t wait to go again with our kids.

 

Paddleboarding with NVP is so easy! You just show up and everything is ready for you to just get on the water and start paddling!

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Justin A.
San Francisco, CA
Anne A.
St. Helena, CA
Jen K.
Marin County, CA

YOUR PERFECT PADDLE AWAITS.

Your effortless escape on the Napa River is 3 steps away...

1
BOOK

Choose a date, time and rental option.

2
ARRIVE

Meet the NVP Crew at your launch site.

3
PADDLE

Enjoy a perfect day on the Napa River!